2020 NFL Draft: 5 biggest surprises from first round on Day 1
By Peter Panacy
No. 4: CeeDee Lamb Falling to the Cowboys
Both the Denver Broncos and Dallas Cowboys have to be rejoicing the morning after Round 1.
Denver not so much, as there was always a good chance one of the big three receivers — Jerry Jeudy, CeeDee Lamb or Henry Ruggs III — could slip to No. 15 overall, and this was made possible by both the New York Jets and 49ers passing on wideouts a few picks earlier.
But for the Cowboys to watch Lamb make it all the way to No. 17 overall, well, that’s pretty special.
Many an NFL Draft big board had Lamb listed as the No. 1 wide receiver prospect in this year’s class, so Dallas netting arguably the biggest playmaking pass catcher in the latter half of the first round is pretty special.
Earlier, there were reports the Cowboys were looking to trade for a slot receiver to help add some bulk to a pass offense already including quarterback Dak Prescott and wide receiver Amari Cooper.
Lamb alleviates that need, as he can play out of the slot or even emerge as an excellent and prolific boundary option right away.
Yes, Dallas’ offense just got way more potent, and that aspect was essentially gifted to the Cowboys.